Friday, August 30, 2019

Prominent Hong Kong Activists And Lawmakers Arrested In Police Crackdown

SCMP: Prominent activists and lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong police crackdown, fuelling tensions as protesters vow to defy march ban over the weekend

* Among those arrested are activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Andy Chan; lawmakers Cheng Chung-tai, Au Nok-hin and Jeremy Tam also held
* Pan-democrats slam arrests, saying timing is meant to suppress protest movement but will backfire and fuel greater anger

Tensions mounted in Hong Kong on Friday as police arrested prominent pro-democracy activists and at least three lawmakers in a crackdown ahead of a banned mass march as the city braced for the 13th straight weekend of anti-government protests.

Among those arrested were young activists Joshua Wong Chi-fung and Agnes Chow Ting, both from the political party Demosisto, Andy Chan Ho-tin, convenor of the now-outlawed Hong Kong National Party, and three pro-democracy lawmakers, Cheng Chung-tai, Au Nok-hin and Jeremy Tam Man-ho.

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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong released on bail after arrest -- DW
Hong Kong's activist Joshua Wong arrested ahead of planned weekend protests -- ABC News Online
Hong Kong police arrest prominent activists ahead of mass rally -- Al Jazeera
Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy activists -- UPI
EU: Hong Kong developments are 'extremely worrying' -- DW
Who are the arrested Hong Kong activists? -- The Guardian


Mike Feldhake said...

Thank God I live in the US! Just need to fix some small problems.

I hope for the Best for Hong Kong, but I do not think the world is prepared to defend them.

Roger Smith said...

Mike, I agree. We may never see some of these people again. Jail "accidents".
The photograph for the article reminds me that desire for freedom comes in all skin colors.